Our project added about 5 feet to the width of the master bedroom. This gives us plenty of room on both sides of the bed and allows us (finally!) to use both nightstands. The blinds above the bed cover a 10-foot triple window.
This is the view into the bedroom from the door to the shower room.
On the other side of the bedroom, a short hallway leads to a window seat with a view of the back yard.
Looking down the hallway from the bedroom, the doors to the shower room and laundry room are on the left, with the door to the walk-in closet on the right.
Window seat with storage.
The walk-in closet measures about 9½ × 9½ feet. Straight ahead is a wall of shelves.
Closet west wall.
The left-hand side has hanging space for long items, along with shelves for shoes and folded clothing.
Closet south wall.
On the right there are two levels of bars for short hanging items. The uppers bars swing down for easy access. There is more space in this closet than we will ever need!
Closet north wall.
Another part of our renovation is the replacement of our driveway and front walk/patio. The driveway has been disintegrating for years, and the front walk was cracked and uneven.
Step one was to remove the old concrete, a noisy activity that took most of a day.
The concrete guys working hard to remove the old front walk.
The old, badly cracked front walk is no more.
The old concrete has been removed from the driveway and a grid of rebar added.
On the second day, rain delayed the start of concrete pouring, but the guys made up for lost time.
Many wheelbarrow loads were needed to bring the concrete where it was needed.
Using a screed to smooth the front walk.
Smoothing out the new driveway — a painstaking job.
Outside the new back door of our home, the contractor poured a sloping concrete pad to make exiting the house easier.
Back door pad being prepared for concrete.
Concrete poured for the back door pad.